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Girls dominate the court Girls dominate the court

The North Canterbury under 16 basketball teams were absolutely dominant on the courts over the weekend. The Maroon team amassed 101 points to Halswell’s 25. The Black team also slotted 101 points to Selwyn’s 34. The third game between the White team and Gators was closer but the North Canterbury girls ran out winners 78-58. The U19 women also had success, with a 54-45 defeat of Halswell. However, the midweek women went down 33-41 to ...
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Saracens and Kaiapoi finish top Saracens and Kaiapoi finish top

The final Pool C round of matches in the Canterbury Country rugby competition were played over the weekend. Saracens dropped their first points of the season finishing with a 24-24 draw with an improving Oxford side. Kaiapoi produced a 33-10 win over Hurunui, to join Saracens at the top of the table. Glenmark Cheviot cemented their third place on the ladder with a solid 57-17 defeat of Woodend. Ashley got up over Ohoka 25-20. Final ...
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Bulldogs maul Tigers Bulldogs maul Tigers

The Northern Bulldogs handed out a mauling to the Papanui Tigers in the Canterbury rugby league premier grade. They finished off eleven tries to win 56-8, despite only leading 16-4 at halftime. Josh Endacott went on a point scoring spree, picking up three tries and five goals for a 22 point haul. Javaan Togiaso got himself a brace of tries, and Vinnie Paul, Mathew Couch, Ethan Plaskett, Nathaniel Tirikatene, Manu Tipelu, and Josh Rawiri ...
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Pegasus parkrun #245 – TUTU run! Pegasus parkrun #245 – TUTU run!

When parkrunday falls on the 22nd (two-two) day in a month, most parkruns around New Zealand break out the TUTUs for some whacky fun! Nobody is sure where this phenomenon originated, however it is now a popular tradition here among the NZ events. One of the highlights today was Pegasus parkrunner David Wilmott achieving the much-coveted finish time of 22:22 at a tutu parkrun! Many others got into the tutu spirit by wearing the dancing skirt ...
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Rangiora men pick up points Rangiora men pick up points

The Rangiora division one men’s team picked up points in the weekend with a 1-1 draw with Harewood. Damien Allerby found the back of the goal for Rangiora.  Unfortunately, the women’s team couldn’t do the same going down 1-7 to Harewood. The news wasn’t much better for the Sunday Premiership women, with the Rangiora Korimako team going down 1-11 to Carlton Redcliffs, and the Championship side, Rangiora Piwakawaka defeated 0-4 by Avon. The Men’s Championship ...

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